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Rugut: Mungiki posed insecurity

16 April 2013, 11:58 Wangui Joseph

Former Central Kenya PC Jasper Kiplimo Rugut on Saturday revealed that dealing with criminal cases was an uphill task for him.

Rugut said insecurity was a big issue but he succeeded to a certain measure after fully mobilizing his security apparatus.

The former administrator was speaking at Green Hills Hotel in Nyeri during his farewell well party.

He served as the regional administrator for five years before he was promoted to be the Director General of National Youth Service in February this year.

Jasper Kiplimo Rugut

In attendance was Murang’a County Governor Francis Mwangi who hailed Rugut for his efforts to curb Mungiki adherents in his county.

Capital City of Mungiki

“There was a time Murang’a was like a capital city of Mungiki which posed a high security threat but Rugut dismantled them fully and now nobody is shying off Murang’a,” said Mwangi.

Former Nairobi and Eastern PCs Njoroge Ndirangu and Clare Omollo, civil servants and members of the business community also attended the event.

Rugut pleaded with County Commissioners to discharge their duties and responsibilities to the maximum to benefit public.

“Dedicate your functions to everyone; have a listening room and accommodate criticism,” he said.

It was during his tenure that a number of districts in the region grew from 7 to 38.

Rugut also played a major role in reducing beer outlets in the region.

“Sometimes we had 9 000 bars against 3000 schools but we managed to reduce bars to 4 900 and the process is still ongoing,” Rugut noted.

However, he said unemployment, insecurity and crime are yet to zero therefore posing a challenge to regional development.

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